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Box Office History for Iron Man Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Box Office
Box Office
May 2, 2008 Iron Man $186,000,000 $102,118,668 $318,604,126 $582,443,126  
May 7, 2010 Iron Man 2 $170,000,000 $128,122,480 $312,433,331 $623,561,331 Play
May 3, 2013 Iron Man 3 $200,000,000 $174,144,585 $408,992,272 $1,215,392,272 Play
 Totals$556,000,000 $1,040,029,729$2,421,396,729 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Sep 30, 2008 Iron Man $182,016,738 $14,106,332 $196,123,070
Sep 28, 2010 Iron Man 2 $122,727,783 $54,861,972 $177,589,755
Sep 24, 2013 Iron Man 3 $25,338,875 $57,632,866 $82,971,741

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Ant-Man

December 6th, 2015


Ant-Man had the fourth worst global box office for a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It earned over $500 million and was still the fourth worst in the franchise's run. That's impressive. One of the reasons for the franchise's success is the quality. No MCU film has earned a Tomatometer Score below the overall positive level, this includes Ant-Man. Is it worthy of this? Or is this the first MCU film I didn't like? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Chef

September 30th, 2014

Jon Favreau's career behind the camera started out with smaller movies. He co-wrote Swingers and wrote and directed Made. However, recently he has directed a number of major movies. He was the one behind the camera for the first two Iron Man movies, for instance, and the average budget for his three most recent films he directed is close to $175 million. With his latest film, Chef, he went the opposite direction and created a much, much smaller film. Was he able to still maintain his usual high level of quality? Or does he need the spectacle to make a compelling movie? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Instructions Not Included

January 18th, 2014

One could argue that Instructions Not Included was the biggest surprise hit of the year. In a year in which Iron Man 3 earned $1.2 million billion worldwide, doubling the franchise average, a small movie from Mexico is still arguably the biggest surprise hit of the year. While Iron Man 3 was the follow-up to one of the biggest hits of all time, Instructions Not Included came out of nowhere to become the biggest Spanish-language hit of all time. Is it as good as its box office numbers would indicate? Or it is more right place, right time? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Iron Man Great, but Gatsby is Arguably Greater

May 14th, 2013

Iron Man 3 remained on top of the chart, as expected, but the big news of the weekend was The Great Gatsby. The film opened with more than $50 million, which is twice as much as some analysts were expecting and about 50% more than the average. Does this mean 2013 ended its losing streak? Nope. Iron Man 3 missed expectations by a couple of million dollars, while Peeples bombed utterly. This left the overall box office down 27% from last weekend to $158 million. This is 7.5% lower than the same weekend last year. Hopefully Star Trek into Darkness will help end this losing streak next weekend. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Iron Man Earns Silver, but Can't Avenge Weak Yearly Box Office

May 6th, 2013

There was some good news and some bad news over the weekend. The good new was Iron Man 3, which lived up to our lofty expectations and became the second biggest opening weekend of all time. This one film earned more than the entire box office earned last weekend, leading to an 136% increase week-over-week to $217 million. The bad news is The Avengers, which did even better when it opened this weekend last year. Year-over-year, 2013 suffered a 16% decline. Meanwhile, year-to-date, 2013 is now behind 2012's pace by 11% at $3.13 billion to $3.52 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Iron Man Be as Golden as Before?

May 2nd, 2013

Summer finally begins. 2013 has been a really bad year so far and after four months, it is 12% or $384 million behind last year's pace. On the one hand, the summer blockbuster season should boost 2013's overall numbers right out of the gate. A lot of people, myself included, think Iron Man 3 will have the second-best opening weekend of all time. On the other hand, the film with the biggest opening weekend of all time was The Avengers, which opened this weekend last year. We can't even look for a counter-programming film or holdovers to help 2013 over the top, as there are no counter-programming films and none of the holdovers are likely to reach $10 million over the weekend. Look for yet another loss in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2013 Preview: May

May 1st, 2013

As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Box Office
Box Office
Robert Downey, Jr. 3 Tony Stark/Iron Man $2,421,396,729 $9,271,132,797 26.1%
Gwyneth Paltrow 3 Pepper Potts $2,421,396,729 $6,136,980,725 39.5%
Jon Favreau 3 Happy Hogan $2,421,396,729 $6,782,454,858 35.7%
Stan Lee 3 Himself $2,421,396,729 $16,978,153,884 14.3%
Don Cheadle 2 Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes $1,838,953,603 $7,355,941,565 25.0%
Clark Gregg 2 Agent Coulson $1,206,004,457 $3,923,742,797 30.7%
Leslie Bibb 2 Christine Everhart $1,206,004,457 $1,985,960,983 60.7%
Samuel L. Jackson 2 Nick Fury $1,206,004,457 $16,076,952,931 7.5%
Paul Bettany 2 Jarvis $1,838,953,603 $8,128,848,157 22.6%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Technical RoleFranchise
Box Office
Box Office
Kevin Feige 3 Producer (3) $2,421,396,729 $15,077,214,928 16.1%
Jon Favreau 3 Executive Producer (3)
Director (2)
$2,421,396,729 $5,377,653,503 45.0%
Louis D'Esposito 3 Executive Producer (3) $2,421,396,729 $10,695,818,864 22.6%
Stan Lee 3 Executive Producer (3)
Based on the Marvel comicbook by (2)
$2,421,396,729 $19,604,783,310 12.4%
Victoria Alonso 3 Co-Producer (2)
Executive Producer (1)
$2,421,396,729 $9,917,566,044 24.4%
Dave Jordan 3 Music Supervisor (3) $2,421,396,729 $13,317,078,641 18.2%
Sarah Halley Finn 3 Casting (3) $2,421,396,729 $14,220,376,105 17.0%
Alan Fine 2 Executive Producer (2) $1,838,953,603 $6,712,332,423 27.4%
David Maisel 2 Executive Producer (2) $1,206,004,457 $2,505,672,073 48.1%
Don Heck 2 Based on the Marvel comicbook by (2) $1,206,004,457 $1,206,004,457 100.0%
Larry Lieber 2 Based on the Marvel comicbook by (2) $1,206,004,457 $1,655,331,075 72.9%
Jack Kirby 2 Based on the Marvel comicbook by (2) $1,206,004,457 $4,672,959,944 25.8%
Matthew Libatique 2 Cinematographer (2) $1,206,004,457 $2,670,323,327 45.2%
Dan Lebental 2 Editor (2) $1,206,004,457 $2,647,136,266 45.6%
J. Michael Riva 2 Production Designer (2) $1,206,004,457 $5,028,118,985 24.0%
David Klassen 2 Supervising Art Director (2) $1,206,004,457 $2,035,179,482 59.3%
Lauri Gaffin 2 Set Decorator (2) $1,206,004,457 $3,525,577,298 34.2%
Frank Eulner 2 Supervising Sound Editor (2) $1,206,004,457 $7,747,086,729 15.6%
Christopher Boyes 2 Sound Designer (2)
Supervising Sound Editor (1)
Re-recording Mixer (1)
$1,206,004,457 $32,004,412,746 3.8%
Ben Snow 2 Visual Effects Supervisor (2) $1,206,004,457 $3,561,345,558 33.9%
Dan Sudick 2 Special Effects Coordinator (1)
Visual Effects Supervisor (1)
$1,797,835,398 $5,545,735,905 32.4%
Eric Heffron 2 Associate Producer (2)
Assistant Director (2)
$1,206,004,457 $6,265,426,652 19.2%
Randi Hiller 2 Casting (2) $1,206,004,457 $5,166,508,917 23.3%